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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sonia Gandhi in Shimla: Congress took the initiative for development in Himachal

Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, while addressing a well attended Congress rally on Tuesday at Shimla - the capital of poll bound Himachal Pradesh- launched a scathing attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state government over lack of development in the state.
“This is one of the most beautiful places in the country and what is the situation here at present? What BJP did for this state in the past five years? Why the state of affairs is so pathetic here? Had they paid little more attention towards development, the situation would have been much better here. Because of the scarcity of electricity and water the people here are facing a lot of difficulties. The educated youth here are jobless. There are no sufficient teachers in schools and adequate doctors in hospitals. The farmers and other workers also have been facing hardships at present. The life of my sisters here are full of troubles” said the Congress President. What happened to the promises made by the BJP? It has shattered your dreams. The duty of a government should ensure welfare of the poor and justice to all sections of the society” added Sonia Gandhi.
Without taking any names, she made a veiled attack on BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, saying that the saffron party never took action against its leaders accused of corruption. “No other party fought corruption as much as the Congress and UPA. We took stringent legal actions against those who proved corrupt.  I want to ask the BJP, has it taken any action against its leaders who are accused of graft? No; never” argued Sonia Gandhi.
“It was the Congress and UPA which the crucial legislation of Right To Information, which is a powerful tool to fight corruption.  It was the Congress, which made a strong Lokpal Bill to fight corruption and got it passed in the Lok Sabha. But who stopped the passage of the same in the Rajya Sabha? It was the BJP which stalled it. They are not serious about corruption and their fight against corruption is just a show off. In fact, they are not against graft but are against the Congress” she added.

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